Each front seat cushion is fitted with two rubber plugs which locate in holes in the seat-box, thus making it readily detachable, but at the same time ensuring that it will not move when in use.

The seat backs are hinged at the bottom and secured in the upright position to the back-rest panel by means of straps. When bulky loads are to be carried or if the vehicle is parked in inclement weather without a hood, the seat backs may be folded down on to the seat cushions.

The doors may be removed or replaced as shown in Fig. 35, with the sidescreen detached and the door panel swung forward parallel with the front wing.

Fig. 35. Door fitting.


The method of fitting the sidescreens is shown in Fig. 36; secure with nuts and washers on the fixing pins to prevent rattles.

Fig. 36. Side-screen fitting.


Two forms of towing attachment are supplied in the tool kit as standard equipment for the Land-Rover-a towing plate and a pintle pin.

The towing plate is designed to suit a large variety of farm appliances and machinery, this fact being well shown by the notes which follow regarding the different positions in which it may be fixed to the rear of the chassis. (Fig. 37).
The rear drawbar has fixing holes at 3 in. (75 mm.) centres along its length, whilst the towing plate is provided with two fixing holes at 3 in. (75 mm.) centres, so that it may be secured at any point along the drawbar.

Fig. 37. Towing plate.
Fig. 38. Pintle pin.

As the plate is cranked 1 in. (25 mm.) and the standard fixings supplied include distance pieces 1 in. (25 mm.) long, it can be fitted to give any one of eight different heights of the towing eye, ranging from 9.75 in. (248 mm.) above ground level, i.e., 9.25 in. (235 mm.) below the centre of the power take-off splined output shaft, to 14.5 in. (368 mm.) above ground level, i.e. 4.5 in (114 mm.) below the take-off shaft.

The towing hole in the plate is 0.875 in. (22,2 mm.) dia., positioned 7 in. (178 mm.) to the rear of the fixing poles, i.e., almost exactly in line with the end of the output shaft.

This item comprises a jaw-bracket bolted to the centre of the rear chassis cross-member and a pin retained by a chain; it can be used for towing a trailer of almost any pattern (Fig. 38). Provision is also made for connections to stop and tail lamps at the rear of the trailer, if required. A three-pin socket, which is normally protected by a cap when not in use, is fitted in the right-hand side of the rear chassis cross-member, and a suitable plug is carried in the toolbox. The three pins in the socket are numbered and the connections are as follows -

Bottom L.H.
Bottom R.H.
Cable colour
Green with purple

Earth to stop, tail lamp casing
Feed to stop lamp
Feed to tail lamp